Take It & Make It

New year, new Take It & Make It kits! 
We have revamped our Take It & Make It service for 2021.  Here’s what’s new: 

  • New kits on a monthly basis – come back each month to request a new kit 
  • Four types of kits, geared towards different age groups: 5 & under, 5-8, 9-18, and adult (18+) 
  • One simple form for all ages, youth and adult 
  • Notification calls for all kits – we’ll call you when your kits are ready for pickup 

DTDL offers free Take It & Make It kits for kids and adults, available via carside pickup.  Starting in January 2021, we will be offering four types of kits, with activities appropriate for different ages and skill levels.  Kits may include arts & crafts, STEM, and/or literacy activities.  Each kit contains instructions and supplies for one or more projects.   

January Kits 
Ages 5 & under: Shape Snowman craft, January early literacy calendar, additional activity sheets
Ages 5-8: Cat & Penguin origami projects, additional activity sheets 
Ages 9-18: Time Capsule project with Shrinky Dink craft, additional coloring sheets 
Adult (18+): Keepsake Book project using a bone folder with Creativebug tutorial
(Please note: All kits are available while supplies last and different activities may be substituted.) 

A note to parents and caregivers: You know your child(ren) best. Feel free to pick the kit that you feel will be most appropriate for their skill level.  Adult supervision/participation is encouraged. 

In need of art supplies?  Our Take It & Make It kits provide most of the supplies needed for each project, but may require you to have scissors, drawing supplies, and glue or tape.  If you are in need of these items, we are happy to provide your family with a free children’s art supplies kit.  Please call Youth Services at 517-321-4014 x3 for more information. 

To request a Take It & Make It kit for yourself, or kits for your family, please fill out the form below.  Each kit contains supplies for one person.  Please limit your request to one kit per person, per month.  If you enjoy your kit, please come back the following month to request a different kit.  New kits will be available on the first of each month. 

After submitting a request, library staff will call you when your kit(s) are ready for pickup (generally 1-3 business days).  Carside pickup hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12-6 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 12-4 pm.  Please pick up your kit(s) within 10 business days of receiving your pickup notification.